Freedom of information response

Council expenditure on waste management

Publication date: 
Thursday 30 July 2020
Request: 

1. How much your council spends on the collection, disposal and minimisation of recyclable waste per year.

a. What portion of your budget is this expenditure?

2. How much your council spends on the collection, disposal and minimisation of non-recyclable waste – through landfill, incineration or other – per year?

a. What portion of your annual budget is this expenditure?

3. How much your council spends on recycling waste per year.

a. What portion of your annual budget is this expenditure?

4. What are your council’s annual climate change objectives?

a. Is your waste management practice linked to these objectives?

b. Could you briefly outline how?

5. Do you use a private operator for the collection, disposal and minimisation of waste (recyclable or non-recyclable)?

a. What is the name of the operator?

b. What portion of the recyclable or non-recyclable waste do they collect, dispose of or minimise?

Response: 
  1. 1. £13.2m total budget for Waste Services (2020/21) and as Thurrock Borough Council are an In-House/Unitary Authority, this is not broken down between residual and recycling services.
  1. 8.7%
  1. 2. Please see answer to question 1
  1. 3. Please see answer to question 1
  2.  
  3. 4. At the meeting of council on 23 October 2019 a motion was carried for Thurrock Council to reduce its net CO2 emission to zero by 2030.  A programme of work is currently underway to evaluate that target and to establish the activity required to meet it. All council operations including waste management form part of this evaluation.

a. Please see Question 4 above

b. Please see Question 4 above

5. Please see answer to No. 1

a. In House service

b. Thurrock Borough Council currently recycle 36% of its waste tonnage.

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Request reference:
FOI 10071